Carrick Bannockburn Pinot Noir

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Carrick Bannockburn Pinot Noir

Carrick Vineyards, Bannockburn, Central Otago

Vibrant fruit with fragrant aromatics are the hallmarks of this wine. The vintage was slightly lighter than the 2016 with red fruits to the fore. The wine shows texture and a lingering finish.



Clones: Waedenswil10/5,

UC-Davis clones 13 & 5
Alcohol: 13.5%
Harvest 11 – 13th April 2016
Bottled: November 2017
Six Pack Cases 2200

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Viticulture & Wine Making

The vineyards are tended by hand allowing for careful management of the individual vines from pruning, leafplucking, shoot-thinning right through to harvesting. The wine is fermented in small open top fermenters, and typically has a 5-7 day pre-ferment cold soak, with punch downs throughout fermentation, then 5-7 days extended maceration. All parcels are wild yeast ferments with about 10% being whole bunches.
The wine is matured for 12 months in French oak, of which about 15% is new. Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally in the spring – The three lots are individually evaluated barrel by barrel, then blended before bottling without fining or filtration.

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